Pediatric Urgent Care Provider to Help Sponsor Afterschool Recreational Programming
at Mt. Vernon Elementary Schools
Backyard Sports Cares (BYSC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality sports programming to young athletes with limited access to community programs, announced today a strategic partnership with PM Pediatrics, one of the nation’s largest providers of specialized pediatric urgent care, with locations in Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Long Island and New York City. As part of the alliance, PM Pediatrics is helping to underwrite recreational programming at the Edward Williams Elementary School “Amazing Afternoon” Program and the Hamilton Elementary School “Off the Streets” program. This funding supplements the generosity of Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS), the lead agency sponsoring these programs, which benefit Mt. Vernon grade schoolers with limited access to sports programs.
“Our new collaboration with PM Pediatrics is well matched on multiple levels,” said Danny Bernstein, executive director, Backyard Sports Cares. “We both care deeply about the health and welfare of our youth as the next generation of leaders, and we see this relationship as one that will expose PM Pediatrics’ patients to appropriate BYSC sports programs, as well as providing BYSC families with relevant health and wellness information sourced from the medical experts at PM Pediatrics.”
“For the past several years, Backyard Sports has afforded students participating in WJCS’ Mt. Vernon After-School Academy wonderful opportunities to engage in various enriching activities. Their collaboration has expanded and enhanced our program,” said Shamar Watson, director of Mt.Vernon Afterschool Services, Westchester Jewish Community Services. ”Backyard Sports is more than athletics, it’s an opportunity for our youth to learn and build strong relationships with their fellow classmates and their coaches and peer leaders from across the county.”
“PM Pediatrics is proud to be partnering with Backyard Sports who share our mission of enhancing the health and well-being of children,” said Dr. Karin Sadow, New York Regional Medical Director for PM Pediatrics. “Backyard Sports Cares has been dedicated to enriching the lives of our youth in Westchester County for over 10 years. We look forward to joining forces to bring continued quality programming into the community.”
About Backyard Sports Cares
Backyard Sports Cares (BYSC) is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) division of Backyard Sports, the leading provider of community team sports programs for kids of all ages in Westchester County. Established in 2005, Backyard Sports is committed to replacing today’s “win at all costs” mentality of youth sports with an approach that promotes increased self-confidence and a lifetime love of sports while maximizing the athletic potential of each participant. Backyard Sports Cares was created to bring these ideals to children who have limited access to traditional youth sports programs, including children with special needs. Visit byardsportscares.org to learn more.
About PM Pediatrics
Established in 2005, PM Pediatrics (www.pmpediatrics.com) is a specialized urgent care provider staffed by Pediatric Emergency Specialists trained in treating newborn through college-age patients in urgent situations while minimizing pain and unnecessary tests. Each location features digital x-ray and lab and treats a broad array of illness and injuries including asthma, fever, infections, dehydration, fractures, wounds requiring stitches and more. Unlike traditional urgent care practices, PM Pediatrics treats children and young adults exclusively, utilizing highly trained specialists, appropriately sized equipment and an office environment tailored for pediatric patients. With 19 locations in New York, New Jersey and Maryland and over 1,000,000 patient visits to date, the company’s mission is to ensure that patients receive superior quality healthcare when they need it. PM Pediatrics accepts most insurance and features short wait times and convenient hours, 365 days a year. PM Pediatrics has made Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies (2011-2016), Crain’s New York Business’s “Fast 50” listing of the top private and publicly-held companies (2013), and Modern Healthcare’s national “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” (2011-2013).